A 5-month long investigation, lands one woman in handcuffs after conspiring with inmates to bring contraband into the Charlotte Correctional Institution.

Through collaborative efforts between several units within the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, North Port Police Department, the FBI Prison division, and Warden Snider, a significant amount of contraband was intercepted prior to entering the facility.

During the investigation, detectives were able to connect Jessica Haller (4/10/1981) to inmate David R. Odell when he was found to be in possession of a smartphone. Conversations via the prison communication system revealed messages and photos of items that would later be found among the hidden contraband.

Haller is accused of purchasing items such as cellphones, lighters, drugs, cigarettes, and jewelry, along with electrical tape as part of the conspiracy. Electrical tape is often utilized to make internal concealment easier. This process is often referred to as body-packing.